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Open House & Member Meeting
Open to the public! Come see what Pumping Station: One is about. Bring your questions, enthusiasm, curiosity and maybe a friend. Member meeting happens downstairs in the lounge at 8 pm, Open House happens upstairs at 8 pm; open house attendees will get a tour of the space, Q&A session and a bit of an orientation about how the space works. PS1 members generally don't RSVP for the Meetup, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Open house attendees can meet and mingle with members after member meeting business is concluded. Some Tuesdays there may also be a board meeting at 7 pm, if signs are posted then that meeting (only the board meeting, of board of directors members) is a closed meeting. Pumping Station: One identifies as a hackerspace. For more information about this and other hackerspaces, see A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or hackspace) is a community-operated, (often "Not For Profit" (501(c)(3) in the United States), work space where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, tinker, build, socialize and collaborate. Hackerspaces have also been compared to other community-operated organizations with similar aims and mechanisms such as FabLab, and commercial for-profit companies such as TechShop.

Pumping Station One: Lounge

3519 N. Elston Ave · Chicago, IL

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What we're about

Pumping Station: One is Chicago's oldest and largest hackerspace at 3519 N. Elston Ave. We're a community of artists, software developers, electrical engineers, machinists, woodworkers welders, knitters and anything else you can imagine. Our members are passionate about making new things, fixing old things, learning about everything under the sun and teaching others.

Many of our classes and workshops are open to the public, and if you've ever been interested in making things (any things!) please join us and jump right in.

There is an open house on Tuesday evenings around 8 pm. Come for the start of the member meeting, introduce yourself, then one of the members will volunteer to give a tour for non-members.

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